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Cagey stuffy guys
3 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story's main character Kaoru (Junichi Okada) has specially sensitive perception that borders on extrasensory perception. He can "sense" a crime before or while it is happening.

Story is about terrorists lead by head of SP taking over the Japanese parliament building, and another team of SPs or Security Police dispatching the bad guys.

This movie is supposed to be the conclusion to the TV series that was on air between 2007 - 2008.

While I was watching this movie, I couldn't help feeling that the people portrayed in this drama are bunch of cagey, stuffy people. They were so stiff it makes me feel choked watching them. Also, their emotions are so much based on self pity, and stand offish pride, it amazed me that this is supposed to be humanity to people involved. They're all (good guys and bad guys alike) in this little world unto themselves, thinking its some kind of noble quest. The mean comments they say to each other showed the underlying mean society they live in.

This is a society where concept of perfection has made a wrong turn, and completely obliterated the true humanity that should be at the core of it all. The idea of cool presented here is suicidal in nature, and somehow that's sold as being heroic. Then the misunderstanding is sad and draws even more (self)pity.

I'm just astonished that such crap is sold as heroism. There are or were times when Japan made higher quality movies, and this one is definitely not one of them.


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